CU (W) Basketball BIO
21 Megan Neuvirth
2008-09 (Junior)
Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-MVC, MVC All-Defensive Team, MVC All-Tournament Team and MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team ... Two-time MVC Player of the Week (Dec. 22, Feb. 9) and three-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Dec. 23, Jan. 21, Feb. 11) ... Established school record with 325 rebounds, tied for eighth-most in MVC single-season history ... Led the league in rebounds (9.6) and steals (2.4) per game, and was one of five players in the NCAA to rank among the NCAA top-50 in both categories, ranking 31st and 50th, respectively ... Her 9.6 rebounding average ranks third in single-season CU history and her 83 steals rank 10th ... Team-leader in rebounds, steals, assists, blocked shots, free-throws made and double-doubles ... Nine double-doubles were most by a Bluejay since 1990-91 ... Led team with 13.3 points per game in MVC play ... Ranked in MVC top-10 in scoring, rebounds, steals, three-pointers per game, three-point field goal percentage, blocked shots and minutes played ... Concluded junior season ranked sixth in school history with 211 career steals and seventh with 714 career rebounds ... Made 52 three-pointers after making 6-of-32 three-point attempts combined in her first two seasons ... Set Bluejay MVC Tournament records with 30 rebounds and 10 rebounds per game ... Owns Bluejay MVC Tournament career records with 65 rebounds and 22 steals ... Averaged 11.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game against Big 12 opponents ... Topped team with 24 points and career-best 10 field goals, making 4-of-5 three-pointers in WNIT first-round win over UC Riverside (March 21) ... Equalled career-high with seven steals against Indiana State (March 5) ... Averaged 15.7 points and 11.3 rebounds during span of three straight double-doubles from Feb. 19-27 ... Scored seven of CU’s 11 points in overtime and played all 45 minutes in Bluejay win at UNI (Feb. 21) ... Tallied 20 of her game-high 24 points in the second half at Wichita State (Feb. 8) ... Tied career-high with eight assists against Missouri State (Jan. 8) ... Averaged 22 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.5 blocked shots, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game in back-to-back days against UC Davis (Dec. 20) and Colorado State (Dec. 21) ... Poured in career-best 26 points against UC Davis ... First Bluejay since 1994-95 to have at least three blocked shots in three straight games, doing so from Dec. 20-29 ... Career-best six blocked shots against Colorado State fell just one shy of the school record ... Played all 40 minutes and led all players with four steals at No. 6 Oklahoma, despite needing an I-V earlier in the day due to illness ... Logged career-high 16 rebounds to go along with 17 points and career-best day at the free-throw line (8-for-10) at Saint Louis on Nov. 25.

2007-08 (Sophomore)
Started 21 of 33 games in which she appeared, including starts in the Jays’ first 10 games ... Led the team and tied for fifth in the MVC with 52 steals ... Third on the team with 5.3 rebounds per game, including 5.5 per game in Valley play ... Logged more rebounds (99) than points scored (88) in MVC play ... Scored in double figures three times ... Pulled down at least 10 rebounds in three games, including 11 against Illinois State in the MVC Tournament semifinals (March 15) ... Pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds at Missouri State (March 8), to go along with six points and three steals in the regular-season finale ... Put back the game-tying tip-in against Illinois State (Feb. 29) with seven seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime, where the Jays would win 80-77 ... Scored season-high 13 points against Southern Illinois (Feb. 14), including 11 in the first half, while finishing 5-of-8 from the field ... Tied career-high with seven steals at Drake (Feb. 9) ... Had nine points, eight rebounds and three assists in CU’s upset win at No. 24 Illinois State (Feb. 2), going 2-for-2 from three-point range against the Redbirds ... Had 11 boards, eight points and five (first half) steals against Bradley (Jan. 26) ... Dished a season-best five assists at Kansas (Nov. 27) ... Topped team with 10 points and eight rebounds in season opener against Arkansas-Little Rock on Nov. 10.

2006-07 (Freshman)

Named MVC Newcomer of the Year and to MVC All-Defensive Team ... Just third Bluejay to win Newcomer of the Year, and first since Taya Allen (1999) ... Only freshman on the all-defensive team ... Tied then-conference record by being named MVC Newcomer of the Week four times during the season ... Led team and MVC with 76 steals overall and 43 steals in Valley play ... Topped the team and ranked sixth in the MVC with 6.7 rebounds per game ... Finished third in the MVC with 7.3 rebounds per league game, as she became the first CU freshman to lead the team in rebounding during Valley play ... Topped team with four double-doubles, the most by a Bluejay freshman since Shannon Struby’s nine in 1990-91 ... Set school and conference record with 14 steals in the MVC Tournament ... Averaged 10.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 steals per game at The Valley Tournament ... Reached double figures in points 12 times and in rebounds six times ... Had at least three steals in 14 games ... Tore her right ACL inside the final 10 seconds of overtime against Drake (March 11) in the final game of the year ... Had seven points, five rebounds and five steals in the MVC Tournament title game ... Ended regular season with consecutive double-doubles against Indiana State (March 1) and Illinois State (March 3) ... Added season-high seven steals – two shy of school record – along with 14 points and 11 rebounds against Indiana State (March 1) ... Logged season-high 12 rebounds to go with 14 points and five steals against Southern Illinois (Feb. 18) ... Neared a triple-double with nine points, eight rebounds and career-best eight assists against Evansville (Feb. 15), while also draining her first career three-pointer vs. UE ... Her eight helpers were the most by a Bluejay in 2006-07 ... Recorded first career double-double with 17 points and 10 boards in season-high 39 minutes played at UNI (Feb. 3) ... Poured in season-high 19 points on 9-for-14 shooting along with six assists at Bradley (Feb. 1) ... Earned first career start at Minnesota (Nov. 22), leading the team with six boards in just 13 minutes while battling illness.

2005-06 (Medical Redshirt)

Awarded a medical redshirt after suffering an injury to her left knee on the first official day of practice (Oct. 14) ... Underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to repair torn cartilage and rehabilitated the injury for the remainder of the year.

Central Catholic High School

Named the Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year and Nebraska Female Athlete of the Year by the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal Star and Fremont Tribune after her senior season ... Led her team to four straight undefeated seasons and four state titles, setting a state record with 102 consecutive victories ... Averaged 19.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.7 steals and 3.2 assists per game in her final prep campaign ... Earned first-team all-state honors three times, while being named the honorary captain of the all-state squad as a senior ... Named conference MVP as a senior and tabbed her team MVP following her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Honored on the first-team all-conference squad three times and first-team all-area four times ... Participated in the Nebraska-South Dakota All-Star Game and the Nebraska East-West All-Star Game ... As a junior she averaged 20.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game ... Poured in a school record 41 points in the state championship game as a junior ... Also owns the school record for career steals ... A four-year letterwinner in volleyball and track ... Captured four state championships (with a 99-3 record) and was a two-time all-state honoree in volleyball ... Earned academic all-state accolades in basketball, volleyball and track ... Won three medals at state track meet ... Graduated with a 4.0 grade point average ... Member of the National Honor Society and president of the student council.


Daughter of Michael and Jodi Neuvirth, Megan Marie was born Sept. 13, 1986, in West Point, Neb. ... Has two older brothers, Jonathan (27) and Nathan (24) and a younger sister, Mandy (21) ... Enjoys hiking, shopping, water sports and spending time with family ... Athletes she admires most are Michael Jordan and three-time MVC Players of the Year Jackie Stiles and Kristi Cirone ... Marketing and human resource management major ... Has earned Dean’s List honors in her time at Creighton, including both semesters last year ... Last name pronounced, NYE • worth.
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Point, Neb.
High School: Central Catholic